maandag 28 juli 2014

gift box *Maja design*

Today I want to share with you this gift box featuring the new Maja collection, Coffee in the Arbour.
This box actually was a child's wooden Mikado game box which I found on a local flea market.
It's perfect as a gift with room inside for a lovely message and a small gift.

For this project I used the following papers:
Raspberry lemonade
Raspberry cupcake
Rose Garden + the bottom stripe
Tags and pictures
Grandma's old porcelain cups
Flourishing garden

The box with the decorated inside. 

These big white flowers are from 13Arts.

The frame is also from 13Arts and the metal heart is from Action, a dutch store.

Made the flowers with a Spellbinders die.

A tag from the tags and picture sheet to write some sentiment.

Enjoy your day! 
Ingrid xxx

woensdag 23 juli 2014

little gift box *Shimmerz*

When I came back from our vacation (which was absolutely perfect!),
there was a lovely surprise waiting for me.
Finally my package with the new Shimmerz has arrived!!!
Oh many gorgeous colors from the new Shimmerz product: INKLINGZ.
You only need to activate the paints with water and the fun can begin!
Today I had the time to play with them and they are so great to work with!
What better way to showcase the colors by making a little gift box decorated with all the new paints.

I randomly applied the paints and added some water to let them run a little.
The lock and the metal feet got a coat of gesso first
 and then one layer with the Inklingz-metal: tarnished treasure.
These gorgeous metal feet are from a Dutch online store: Scrapunlimited.
You can find these and many other beautiful embellishments here.

For this project I used the following paints:
Inklingz-pearl: Beets me
Giddy about green
Pugnacious purple
Coral reef

Inklingz-gold: Blue my mind
French twist

Inklingz-metal: tarnished treasure

Here is the top view:

And some close-ups:
Found some tulle flowers and twigs in matching colors.
These beauties come from 13Arts.
You can find these flowers and twigs here.

The lace flowers and the paper flowers were painted with the paints as well.
I found the lace flowers online.

Playing with lots of colors for the background.
Added some small glass beads for more texture.
Toned it all down a bit by applying some gesso.

Hope you all liked my todays post and you will be inspired to try the new Inklingz!
You will love them, I'm sure!!
If you place a Shimmerz order make sure you add my name during check out 
and you will get a FREE sample of your choice!!
You can find the Shimmerz store here.

Color your day!
Ingrid xxx

maandag 14 juli 2014

I'm a Maja girl!

Just got back from my vacation and finally had the time to play with the new Maja collection,
Coffee in the Arbour. 
Thought this dress form would be perfect to show that I'm one of the Maja girls and I'm proud of it!! 

Took me a lot of hours to make all the flowers but I loved every minute to dress this girl!
I always use a white background for my project so I was a bit scared to use this colored one but it was the only way to showcase the tulle from the dress. The background are two sheets from the Vintage Summer collection, 1921. The dress form is about 40cm high.

I have cut some small stripes of the 'Raspberry jam cookies' paper to make the base of the dress.
Distressed all the edges for more interest. 
The body frame was made of a soft fabric filling so I decided to adhere all the papers and flowers with small steel pins. And believe me, there were a lot! LOL!

The back side of the dress, using some tulle and a bow.

All the flowers were punched and rolled with these papers as well.

These flowers were punched and distressed.
Used a small bead to pin them on the dress form.
Added some lovely lace as well.

Made a skirt from tulle and two flowers to hold it open.
On both sides I used two beautiful fabric flowers from 13arts.

I have a seriously addiction: I just can't throw anything away! LOL
These were left overs from my flowers and I thought they gave the dress a fun and playful touch.

The lovely bow on the back.

The hat was made with tulle, a fabric flower from 13arts, some left overs and a rolled flower.

And of course a metal heart as I just LOVE Maja Design papers! 

Raspberry jam cookies
Raspberry cupcake
Grandma's old porcelain cups
Flourishing Garden
Let's share a cookie


Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx

woensdag 9 juli 2014

alarm clock *Shimmerz*

Another fun project today!
Love to alter these clocks. Found this one at a local flea market and 
after taking all the inside out it was ready for some paints!

After stripping all the inside out I gave the whole clock a gesso base.
Added all the paints and let them run.
After drying I stamped with a number and texture stamp.

I used the following Shimmerz:
Butter Cream
Key Lime
Aqua Marine

I think this must be my fav color combo!

Found this children's necklace in my stash and it was perfect as an extra touch!

Added some ribbon at one bell and around the clock.

Some lace and metal thread.
This lime colored thread is actually a floral binding thread.
I wrapped it around a small needle to create the spiral shape.

All the paper flowers were painted with the Shimmerz as well.

Also made a card with the same colors.
For the background I mixed gesso with some sand.
Randomly applied some paints and sprayed them with some water to let them run.
These flowers were also painted with Shimmerz.
A little bit of stamping and some gesso as a final touch.

Just for you......wishing you all a happy, sunny and creative day!
Ingrid xxx